Guest Contributor: Christine Bullock – Fitness & Lifestyle expert, Creator of Super Shred and Evolution 20, and Co-Creator of Kayo, Better Body Care
Tone your whole body in a small space – no equipment needed!
Vacation is all about breaking up the routines of your daily life to rejuvenate the body and re-inspire the mind. If your hotel doesn’t have a gym or you don’t have your go-to equipment, it’s easy to let your daily workout routine become derailed. After all, “Hey, you’re on vacation” – you’ll deal with the weight gain when you get back. But it doesn’t have to be all or nothing. Include a few quick full-body toning exercises into your vacation to energize you for the day, stretch the tight spots caused from jumping airplanes, and have no regrets for indulging in afternoon gelato.
This total-body workout was designed exclusively for VIVA GLAM readers to help stay fit, toned, and energized with minimal space, little time, and no equipment.
Perform each exercise for 1 minute. Once you have completed the last exercise, rest and stretch 1 minute, then repeat the entire circuit 3 more times. You can also workout with me anywhere in the world using my Uscreen app to stream over 18 workouts under 20 minutes including my newest series Super Shred!
Begin in plank position, hands shoulder distance, feet hip distance and core braced. This is your start position.
Float the left foot off the ground. Balancing on your right foot, pike your hips towards the sky and shift back to a single legged down dog with your left
leg extended straight up behind you. Bend the knee of top leg trying to kick your glute and opening slightly through hip as you brace the core.
Lengthen the leg, square the hips, and shift forward to a single leg plank.
Now draw the left knee into and across the chest. Aim your left knee towards your right elbow.
Finally, re-extending the right leg and lower it to the ground to return to your starting plank position. You can alternate sides for 1 minute or repeat on same leg, switching sides each minute.